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Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

Philip K. Dick, Valis

If you’ve read any of Philip K Dick’s stories or seen any of the movies based on his novels or short stories (I’d be surprised if you haven’t) then you may be interested in this piece from The Times, The Movies, Philip K. Dick and You.

Comedian Brian Malow talks about his obsession with Philip K Dick books and takes a look at the movies that were based on his stories.

PKD wrote 44 novels and more than 100 short stories. Ten of his stories have been made into films including Blade Runner, Minority Report, Total Recall and, more recently, The Adjustment Bureau.

I’ve read only two of his books, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and A Scanner Darkly. I really need to read more of his work. PDK was an incredible storyteller. Such an imaginaton.

Are you a PKD fan? Which is your favourite of his stories?

Official Philip K Dick site

A special Mother’s Day message
To all those people who have lost their mother in the past year, especially children, and for whom this will be the first Mother’s Day without their mum, my heart thoughts are with you.

Having lost my mother as a child I know what that first mother’s day is like; the sadness, the loss and the lonliness. It gets easier over time, but it never gets easy.

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